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Water chestnuts! Who knew we would see this on the channel?
Have you ever grown water chestnuts before, and if not, are you thinking of growing them now?

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Never would have though of growing them nice idea, i bet they would do well in a flood drain system to grow them. Food for thought maybe they cook or blanch them Mark, then tumble or shake a bunch in a jar to knock the husk loose i know it works like a charm on garlic and other items maybe give it a go with a few water chestnuts that have been cooked to loosed skin . first glance that looks like a SOG survival knife you were cutting reeds off with
 
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I almost wonder if they'd do well hooked up to gutters, so water flows into them freely.

I was kind of expecting mark to put them in the tumbler after scoring them, maybe washing them with high pressure water, so the husks fly off. But to be fair I don't know how tough waterchestnut skins are. I've only ever dealt with chestnuts from trees, which get boiled.
 
well i did a little digging around and found steaming them to soft the skin then peel and others like Mark was doing using a paring knife. ran across one they had kettle they didn't say if full cooked or blanched then they took a stuff round bristle brush like you would see for toilets cut the wire stem back stuck it in drill and just used it like you would a mixer. but the tumbler would probably work like you were expecting.
fill with a gutter might work but if too much water you would flush any nutrients out flood and drain hydroponic would be ideal for that pump fills on a timer and bell siphon drains the vessel kill two birds one stone no mosquitoes because no standing water but plants get the water they need
 
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Hmm, that'd definitely be a thing. Hadn't though it that - smart thinking!
I wonder what nutrients Mark used...
 
I just found this video and I wish I'd seen it a couple of years ago. The instructions I got when planting mine weren't nearly as good and I've been letting mine go past the flowering stage into the multiplying stage. So I now have LOTS :oops: of tiny little ones in clumps. What now? Should I replant singly and harvest before flowering? Thanks for any imput.
 
Water chestnuts! Who knew we would see this on the channel?
Have you ever grown water chestnuts before, and if not, are you thinking of growing them now?

Such a cute Bella blooper



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This inspired me to give them a try. I've ordered some plants but they won't be available until early summer. Will be interesting to see how they go in my very hot climate but suspect will be fine as long as the water is kept up. I have a few old copper washing kettles and I'm thinking I might use one to plant chestnuts in.
 
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I imagine they'd grow just fine if the water is kept up @Em Taylor . And if the heat does seem too harsh, perhaps using a light shadenetting could help too.

@HelenCate , I can't imagine it'll hurt to try. If you have that many, experimenting to see what works best for you could be a great step as well.
 
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